CHIBE Roybal Retreats

The yearly retreats are a time for investigators to come together and discuss their research and explore new ideas.  

Latest Retreat: October 27- 28, 2016

Skytop, Pennsylvania

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Discussion Highlights

Behavioral economic approaches to improve colorectal cancer screening – Shivan Mehta
Effect of opt-out enrollment strategies on clinical trial design and statistical power – Andrea Troxel
The lottery-based financial incentives to improve glycemic control among adolescents and young adults with type I diabetes: a randomized controlled trial – Charlene Wong
Mechanisms of clinician-attributable variation in critical care: a pilot study – Joanna Hart
Pilot randomized trial smartphone breathalyzers, incentives, and rideshare credits for reducing risky drinking and drinking while driving – Kit Delgado

Innovation Tournament

As he did last year with the Roybal Center's first innovation tournament, Penn Medicine Center for Health Innovation Operations Director Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, served as ringmaster of this 2014 tournament. The quest was to find innovative ways to improve hypertension screening in employee populations.

Recreational Sessions

Along with its serious scientific sessions, the Penn-CMU Roybal P30 Center on Behavioral Economics and Health annual retreat is designed to foster tighter bonds and comaraderie among its growing membership of interdisciplinary academic researchers. Among the ways it did that this year was with a sunset reception, sunrise beach yoga and a photo-app based scavenger hunt that encouraged participants to explore the colorful seaside town renowned for its Victorian architecture and genteel ambiance.